from Act III of the Italian opera Andrea Chénier
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica
Role: Maddalena di Coigny
, the daughter of the Contessa di Coigny
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The Revolutionary Tribunal.
Synopsis: Maddalena tells Gérard about the death of her mother in the flames of her home that was burned by a mob. She tells of Bersi selling herself on the streets to provide for her. During her misery, love came to her and gave her the kiss of death. She finishes by telling Gérard to take her body for Chénier's life.